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Visitor safety under the spotlight in new walker safety video


Visitor safety in Tasmania's national parks and reserves has received a major investment with a suite of projects, including a new feature video on bushwalking preparation and safety.More

Draft Frenchmans Cap Recreation Zone Plan 2018


The Parks and Wildlife Service has released the Draft Recreation Zone Plan 2018 for the Frenchmans Cap area.More

Redeveloped Lake Tahune Hut now open


A locally designed and built, energy-efficient and sustainable hut is now welcoming bushwalkers at Lake Tahune on the Frenchmans Cap Track in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.More

Western Explorer Road


The Western Explorer Road on the West Coast is likely to remain closed for up to two months in the aftermath of the recent large bushfire in the area.

Forestry Tasmania is preparing for the removal of around 2,000 tonnes of burnt-out trees that are considered hazardous.

It is estimated that tree clearing operations will begin soon.

Indications are that the road will remain closed for around three weeks while clearing is underway.

Once clearing is completed, the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (DIER) will then have to assess the state of the road surface and repair it where necessary.

The road will therefore remain closed to all traffic until further notice.